Cliff Palace in Colorado (Mesa Verde, USA) - cliff dwelling
Where is located Cliff Palace?
Address of Cliff Palace is Mesa Verde, Colorado, USA
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When was built Cliff Palace?
Built date of Cliff Palace is Years 1073 - 1273
Facts, informations and history of Cliff Palace
Ruined stone castles and towers embedded in a huge cliff looked like a fortified city built by crusaders or a Moorish military dignitary and then abandoned.
The city builders were called Pueblo (village), they built their amazing buildings without using metal tools or modern machines. Their buildings are referred to as the first high rise residential buildings in America. Klifowy Palace is the largest of these buildings, and at the same time the most famous example of them in Mesa Verde Park.
It could accommodate a maximum of about 400 people. It had 200 living rooms and pantries and numerous sheds (rooms for celebrations). The rooms were decorated with geometric wall paintings. From the front there was an open terrace, which served the community for everyday work, such as making ceramics and grinding grain.
Along Mesa Chapin near the Klifowy Palace there are two other buildings: the Balcony House and the 27-meter and 100-room Świerk Tree House.
Architect of Cliff Palace
Architectural style of Cliff Palace is Native American
What material is the building made of?
Cliff Palace is made of the following materials: Stone
Is the building on the UNESCO World Heritage List?
The listing took place in the year 1978.
Details of the entry are available on the Unesco website at https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/27/
The official website of the building, where up-to-date information can be found, is http://www.nps.gov/meve/historyculture/cd_cliff_palace.htm